FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Nov. 2, 2021 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) today announced that it has entered into an accelerated share repurchase (ASR) agreement with Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC to repurchase $500 million of Northrop Grumman’s common stock. The ASR is in addition to previously planned repurchases, including open market share repurchases, and, as a result, the company is now targeting greater than $3.5 billion of repurchases in 2021.
Under the ASR agreement, Northrop Grumman expects to receive initial deliveries of approximately 1.2 million shares on Nov. 3, representing approximately 85 percent of the expected share repurchases under the ASR agreement, based on the company’s closing price of $354.85 on Nov. 1, 2021. The final number of shares to be repurchased through the ASR will be based on Northrop Grumman’s volume-weighted average price during the term of the transaction, less a discount, and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2022. The ASR will be completed under the company’s current share repurchase authorization, which currently has $3.0 billion in authorization remaining.
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